Colrain Central School News
September 4, 2020
The first day of school for students is September 16, 2020.
Access Issues and Some Possible Solutions
Some people have had luck connecting with Hilltown Networks, a new company out of Ashfield. We have been working to have them test sites and if a connection is possible, help families by using some grant funding to pay for the installation fees. If you have not had them come and see if you are able to get better internet at your house, and would like to, please let me know. Setting up a site test does not obligate you to sign on with them.
We are also working with Senator Comerford to try and get companies to lift data caps and to try and put some pressure on Whip City to get houses connected as the wires are ready, rather than waiting until the whole town is ready.
Finally, for those with no other options, we are making space in the building for internet access hubs. What this will look like is that families will be assigned a space in the building where they can come and access the internet during school hours. Supervision is not provided, so students will need to be accompanied by an adult. Because of the need to physically distance everyone, if you fall into this category and have not yet talked to me, please do so as soon as possible so that I can ensure we have a space for you as I will have a capacity limit.
Let me end this part by saying, I know how incredibly challenging this is going to be. Please know that I stand ready to work with you to find the best solution for your family. Please reach out if I can be of any help to you at all.
Devices and Log-in Information
Thank you to all of you who have been so understanding and flexible when it comes to the delay in our new devices arriving. I will be connecting with those of you who said you do not have any device available for your child to use next week to arrange a time to get a chromebook to you.
I am waiting for our IT department to get me the user agreements and log-in information for all students. I am expecting that early next week. As soon as I have it, I will reach out to you to make sure you have it as well.
All School Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 6-7pm
This is an online event.
The link for the google meet is: meet.google.com/qzz-kjsr-ekp
It is also possible to call in to the meeting. The phone number is 1 401-542-2752 PIN: 458 529 864#